This file contains important last-minute information about the LabVIEW 2010 Database Connectivity Toolkit, including installation issues.
Refer to the National Instruments Web site for the latest information about the Database Connectivity Toolkit. Refer to the LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit User Manual and the LabVIEW Help for more information about using the Database Connectivity Toolkit.
New Features and Changes
Recommended Database Client Software
Accessing the Help
Refer to the LabVIEW Help for more information about using these VIs and function.
The computer you are using must meet the following minimum system requirements to run the Database Connectivity Toolkit:
Note: The Database Connectivity Toolkit does not support Windows NT/Me/2000/98/95 or the Windows Server non-R2 editions.
Before installing the Database Connectivity Toolkit, uninstall any previous versions of the SQL Toolkit for G that you have installed. The Database Connectivity Toolkit and the SQL Toolkit for G use different methods of communicating with databases. Sharing VIs between toolkits can result in errors.
You can install all of your LabVIEW products—including the Database Connectivity Toolkit—using the LabVIEW 2010 Platform DVDs. You can find installation instructions for the Database Connectivity Toolkit along with activation instructions in the following locations:
To request additional LabVIEW 2010 Platform DVDs, refer to the National Instruments Web site.
Note: If you purchased this product with an NI Software Suite or NI Product Bundle, use the installation media that shipped with your purchase to install this product.
The Database Connectivity Toolkit works with any database or data source that has ODBC or OLE DB drivers. The following list describes issues and recommendations for which database client software to use. Refer to the Known Issues section of this readme for database-specific issues.
The LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit User Manual contains conceptual information about using the Database Connectivity Toolkit. Open this manual by selecting Start»All Programs»National Instruments»LabVIEW 2010»LabVIEW Manuals and opening DCT_User_Manual.pdf or by navigating to the labview\manuals directory and opening DCT_User_Manual.pdf.
The LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit VI and Function Help contains reference information about the Database VIs and function. Complete the following steps to access the LabVIEW Database Connectivity Toolkit VI and Function Help.
LabVIEW examples for the Database Connectivity Toolkit are located in the labview\examples\database folder. You can modify an example VI to fit an application, or you can copy and paste from one or more examples into a VI that you create.
You also can find example VIs using the NI Example Finder. Select Help»Find Examples in LabVIEW to launch the NI Example Finder.
Use the Browse or Search page of the NI Example Finder to find an example VI. In the Browse page, the Database Connectivity Toolkit examples are located in the Toolkits and Modules»Database Connectivity folder.
You can access the software and documentation known issues list online. Refer to the National Instruments Web site for an up-to-date list of known issues in the LabVIEW 2010 Database Connectivity Toolkit.
|ID||Legacy ID||Fixed Issue|
|87474||2UJBIC52||Error after inserting timestamp into mySQL database|
|162417||-||Recordset Property Node doesn't return anything when database has two text fields of unlimited length|
|191578||-||Clicking the create datalink item twice will cause LabVIEW to hang|
|200592||-||DB Tools Update Data.vi style is incorrect|
|215707||-||Parameterized Query Insert Truncates String for Microsoft SQL Server|
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